Washington Prime

4.7
604 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Winner of Best Steak in Connecticut and top steakhouses in the U.S. by the Food Network, Washington Prime has the privilege of framing SoNo’s newest structure at the corner of Washington Street and Water Street. Adding to this historic and progressive waterside community, this highly anticipated Eating & Drinking Well is driven by a culinary and beverage program that is not about gimmicks - just honesty and creativity. No stranger to high impact restaurants, Washington Prime is brought to you by some of the area’s most dynamic restaurateurs. The land and sea menu is a bit of Americana with cross-cultural influences, the space is multi-dimensional and the attitude is left at the door. Here, we eat, we drink and we join in the fun.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 604 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulietPB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Love that meats are selected from US Farmers. Everything was perfect

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg by far the best spot I been to ALL 2021! Everything was perfect from the minute we walked in the door and was greeted by the host to our phenomenal waitress that was attentive the whole night gave us great suggestions and conversation. The food was AMAZING I’m already thinking about my next visit as this was my first time

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Went for a buffet for Father’s Day. The staff was great, attentive and courteous however the food was mediocre at best. Cold, not great options, oysters weren’t fresh. I’ve heard that the food is good there at other times so perhaps buffets just aren’t their thing. It was our first time there and unfortunately would hesitate to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great. Picasso.

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SuzanneB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rich! Tie gab is the best server. She knows exactly what we want and how we like it. Always the best experience!!

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DahianaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service. The bartenders are great!!

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vipErinW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great time -- and this time around, my mom tried something new (which I had the week before) - the Veal Milanese which she LOVED. Washington Prime never disappoints. Thanks again for a lovely belated birthday evening with my mom!

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Meggy
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food ever, and adequate portions! Nice, friendly staff...Miguel was very helpful.

I also think that I read on the menu that food was local whenever possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JMPO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter was in town from Colorado and we wanted to treat her to a special dinner. Everything was delicious. We had the artichoke dip, Scallops, Veal, and Halibut. Had a guitar player in the bar. Just a great place. We will be back!

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vipridgefieldgirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the most wonderful evening at Washington Prime. The appetizer of soft shell crab was delicious. My husband said that his steak was probably the best he had ever had, perfectly prepared. Our waiter was attentive. Our cocktails were great. Just the ebb and flow of the meal and the evening was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Considering the cost the service was lacking. Food was good

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Andy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food just isn’t good enough for the prices. The steak was incredibly average. Nothing more than a stop and shop cut. Was cooked fine but cmon for $50 it should melt.
The sides were good especially the asparagus and mashed. Salads were fine but small for $15. Waitress was attentive at first but towards the end she got lost. I finally had to get up and ask her to cash me out because she started training someone on the computer and completely forgot about us.

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AminaS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! No complaints! The staff was so friendly from the minute we walked in to the minute we left. And the service was great!

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vipEdwardW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, another exceptional experience. This was our first time visiting as a couple and sitting outdoors (until now I had visited alone and sat at the bar). We were once again greeted warmly by Rick, who not only remembers my name, but also specifically that we just bought a place in CT and my husband arrived only recently. This sort of personal touch is what we expect from the very top-end of restaurants, and it is refreshing to see this in Norwalk, less than 10 miles from our new place.

The service by Pablo was every bit as attentive and personal as the service at the bar, and it is rare to be asked for lemon or lime with sparkling water (for some reason, most restaurants have forgotten this simple skill). My husband had the cod and softshell crab specials, and loved it despite being a finicky eater. I once again had the tuna poke and the eggplant burrata, and they were fresh as always with the mozzarella almost melting off the tomato. Being able to order Caymus by the glass is a special treat, since only one of us drink red wine and we usually settle for lesser wines by the glass at other places.

We will definitely be back, and this is our new favorite restaurant and second (or rather, third!) home when we are in CT>

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vipEdwardW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience, as always. Rick, the host, is the epitome of understated charm and hospitality that is becoming more and more rare in restaurants. The bartenders are very attentive and remember details from previous conversations and orders, which is once again a dying art. The people alone make this place feel like a second home, and that is before you add in the exceptional seafood and hand-crafted cocktails. Would recommend this gem to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great host and service.

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Aggie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! A really nice, convenient location (need to keep in mind that parking can be difficult, though). The food was fantastic, absolutely nothing to complain about. NY Strip was fantastic, so was the ahi tuna steak and brussel sprouts. Well plated and everything cooked to perfection. Service was great, absolutely loved our waitress! Was here for a date and had a great time :)

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Manny
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the ambiance. The food was delicious. Freshly prepared and cooked exactly as expected for the steak we asked. The cocktails were unique and tasty. Our server was very attentive without hovering and provided good recommendations when we asked. There was also live music, which was the best I’ve heard in a long time (even before lockdown). Well worth the money and we’ll be returning.

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ChrisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Steak was pretty good - service was not great. Maybe it was an off night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

May have got our server on a shift change. First server was inattentive but his replacement was great. Steaks were overdone and there was an instance where food was given to another table and they took it back but then tried to give it my table after the other table handled it. Usually I love coming here but this was a bad experience.

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We dined here for the Beef Wellington and it was very good. It is a little noisy as it functions within the downtown bar area but was well worth the visit.

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vipMike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still tasting that filet with bone marrow - yum!

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vipryane
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Been to Washington prime several times. Server was mediocre at best and the steak came out warm temperature. Very disappointed in my experience this time around. In addition I expressed the opportunity to the server and she said” I’ll let the manager know”. The manager never came to speak to us or took anything off the bill. I will be back but hopefully my experience is better next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the wine tasting . It was phenomenal 💕💕

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Francis
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

We sat at bar and surprisingly we had bad service. Brought our main meal out as an appetizer. Waited quite some time for service as one of the bartenders was to busy chatting with customers instead of taking care of our needs. Ordered a drink and she totally forgot about it. Only 8 people sitting at bar and restaurant was quiet. Also had three people working the bar. Owner responded quickly and remedied problem. Very happy with his quick responce and concern for keeping his customers happy. Looking forward to returning and enjoying another great meal

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vipchousehold74
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington Prime is IMO the best steakhouse in Fairfield county. In addition to high quality steaks the offer a full menu of delicious apps, and a variety of other meal options. They have a great wine and bourbon list to boot. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, and exceptional service! Great spot for a special occasion.

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AmyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The food, service atmosphere. I can't wait to go back.

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vipErinW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That Morther's Day brunch was excellent - we were both more than impressed as we usually are at Washington Prime. Well done on all fronts, from decor, to the spread, and of course the wonderful staff. We will be back!

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ScottB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch and was very happy with the spread. A little tight space for forming a line but food made up for that

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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Stephen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would expect better service for the price. Table candle wasn’t lit. Wine list taken without asking if we were finished browsing it. Finished drinks weren’t cleared in a timely manner. Steak was cooked well but the fennel in the compound butter overtook the flavor of the steak.

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SarahD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, super friendly staff!

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vipJoeR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Washington Prime never fails to exceed expectations. The staff is tremendous and does whatever it takes to make your dining experience the best.

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DoreneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, ambiance and service were all great !!

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viprestaurantexplorer
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and variety are excellent. We were seated and served in a timely fashion. Our server was very attentative, polite and gracious. We look forward to going back.

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vipJessicaN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

You should know that an outdoor table is in an enclosed patio. Also, the steaks are cooked well but the cuts are not quality.

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SherryA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent and the food was amazingly delicious! I just wish this restaurant was closer to where I live. It was a 3 hour drive for us. We were spending a long weekend in Norwalk.

FAQs

Washington Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 857-1314.

Washington Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.